April 11, 2019 / 2:05 PM / 2 months ago

Thousands protest against army statement in central Khartoum - Reuters witness

KHARTOUM, April 11 (Reuters) - Thousands of people packed the streets of the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday to protest against the army’s announcement that President Omar al-Bashir would be replaced by a military-led transitional council, a Reuters witness said.

The mood among protesters who earlier celebrated Bashir’s expected departure had turned to anger, and many chanted, “Fall, again!” — adapting an earlier anti-Bashir chant of “Fall, that’s all!”.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz, Writing by Aidan Lewis, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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